Marvin’s Marathon

Our pal Marvin Rosen says: “I am all packed and ready to leave home for WPRB. In a little over an hour, the 2016 VIVA 21ST CENTURY PLUS – “INTERNATIONAL EDITION” – 25-HOUR LIVE WPRB RADIO BROADCAST – goes on the air. Hope that you can join me for at least for parts of programContinue reading “Marvin’s Marathon”

Blue Heron at Corpus Christi Church (Concert Review)

Blue Heron at Corpus Christi Church Sequenza 21 By Christian Carey   NEW YORK – On December 18th, Boston-based early music ensemble Blue Heron appeared at Corpus Christi Church as part of Music Before 1800’s series there. Their program, titled “Christmas at the Courts of 15th century France and Burgundy,” featured polyphony and plainchant thatContinue reading “Blue Heron at Corpus Christi Church (Concert Review)”

Bach Christmas Oratorio – the Dunedin Consort

J.S. Bach Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) Mary Bevan and Joanne Lunn, sopranos; Clare Wilkinson and Ciara Hendrick, mezzo-sopranos; Nicholas Mulroy and Thomas Hobbs, tenors; Matthew Brook and Konstantin Wolff, bass-baritones. Dunedin Consort, conducted by John Butt. Linn CKD 499 (2xCD) First, I’ll admit that at Christmas Messiah has most often been my jam; I have severalContinue reading “Bach Christmas Oratorio – the Dunedin Consort”

Low – “Some Hearts (At Christmastime)”

  A new Christmas song from our favorite slowcore Mormons:     “To friends who have moved away and friends who have passed on this year. To one and all, especially those who are alone, we wish you a Merry Christmas and new hope for the new year. May we all find ways to liftContinue reading “Low – “Some Hearts (At Christmastime)””

Tallis Scholars at St. Mary’s (Concert Review)

Tallis Scholars at St. Mary’s: Bass Hit Sequenza 21 By Christian Carey   NEW YORK – On December 10th, the Tallis Scholars found themselves in a bit of a quandary. Scheduled to give their annual Renaissance Christmas concert as part of Miller Theatre’s Early Music Series at Church of St. Mary the Virgin, the ten-voiceContinue reading “Tallis Scholars at St. Mary’s (Concert Review)”

News is spreading

The Patch has picked up the Princeton campus story. It appears that resistance to the consolidation of Rider University into a single campus is mounting. NJ.COM has an interesting story, posted just before the news about possible consolidation. about the recent renovation of the Playhouse, for which Rider applied to receive state funding and took other fundraising measures.Continue reading “News is spreading”

Norman Lebrecht on Westminster Choir College

Thanks to arts journalist Normal Lebrecht for bringing attention to our current plight at Westminster Choir College. Here is an article from the Rider News, to be taken with a grain of salt. More information at NJ.COM, the Princeton Packet, and Planet Princeton.